| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
YouTube, the pioneer of free online videos watched by millions of people, is rolling out a subscription music streaming service to compete with stalwarts like Spotify and others.
The Internet giant, owned by Google, will introduce early next week a...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Walt Disney Co. on Friday revealed a slate of digital initiatives, announcing a new partnership with Wal-Mart around movies, teasing the unveiling of a redesigned ESPN.com and showing how a growing number of YouTube stars would have their own apps....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:55 AM
The writing sure seems to be on the wall for Google+.
A few days after Google+ boss Vic Gundotra suddenly announced his departure from the company, Google has begun testing a new sign-in button for third-party developers around the Internet that...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:47 PM
For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as...
| Apr 13, 2014
The Onion is turning funny into money as a digital media company.
Two years after consolidating editorial operations in Chicago, the satirical weekly newspaper has ceased publication, its website is filled with commercial comedy videos and the company...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:38 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A two-week ban on Twitter in Turkey was lifted on Thursday after a court there ruled that the ban violated freedom of expression.
"The ban has been lifted," an official from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office told Reuters.
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
AMC Networks contracted with YouTube comedy stars Fine Bros. to produce a video promoting the cabler's original series "Halt and Catch Fire" -- and in less than 48 hours, the clip has racked up more than 4.5 million views.
The AMC series, a fictionalized...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message.
They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:42 AM
YouTube is close to buying Twitch, a gameplay video-streaming startup, for $1 billion, according to multiple reports.
Since launching in 2011, Twitch has become the go-to destination for video gamers looking to broadcast images of their gameplay to...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Gamers not only love to play video games — they also like to watch.
YouTube is putting on its game face by reportedly making a play to acquire Twitch, a hugely popular platform for video gamers that specializes in online live streaming so...